LAKE CITY, S.C. (WBTW) — The city of Lake City offices will be closed at noon Tuesday for “An Afternoon of Cleaning up our Community.” 

The community cleanup event began promptly at 12:30 p.m. at the City Administration parking lot. 

Lake City Mayor Yamekia Robinson spoke during the event.

“I want to do all I can do, along with everyone else — the students that you see here today, the coaches, the teachers, the schools, the parents, the whole community — to help unify Lake City,” Robinson said. “We need to make sure that our streets are clean.”

This is the first time offices will be closed so employees can participate in the semi-annual cleanup day, the city said in news release. 

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